Monday, August 31, 2009

Tomorrow is the first day of September. It has been a full summer and I am ready for fall!

Monday: BBQ at the kids school
Tuesday: Tacos
Wednesday: Dinner at church
Thursday: Spaghetti, bread & salad
Friday: French dip sandwiches
Saturday: Hamburgers for the Youth Leaders

Busy week ahead with the start of school which also means the beginning of a new ministry year. We have a BBQ at our house this weekend to go over the next year's direction for the Youth Group. My husband hate the word vision so we are using 'direction'. I keep telling him "without direction the people perish" Proverbs 29:18 but I don't think he is comfortable being the one giving direction. I myself like direction.

I love the security it gives. I like knowing what is expected of me. What I am accountable for. I am not sure if it is the perfectionist in me or maybe the people pleaser that doesn't want to let someone down. I have been reading Martha Peace's book Attitudes of a Transformed Heart lately and it has been good to remember what God asks of me. What He requires of me. Attitudes and actions that are not optional when I feel like it or want to do it. I am so grateful for a God that tells me what is expected and gently guides me back where I need to be. Something about being reprimanded by the Lord brings me comfort and encourages me to be more than I am.

Have a great day!


Demara said...

I've been dealing with the whole department of 'attitude' right now too...being reminded of Php 2:5-8...and that true happiness dwells in the very essence of a good attitude!

Today my husband said that the #1 thing he loves about where we're moving to, is the 'ability' to have BBQ's on an actual BBQ that will sit on our padio!! We are so excited~

I hope while the kids are in school you can relax some what...

Beth said...

Yum, we are coming to your house for dinner... well, on Saturday at least.

Lori said...

Yeah, the jury is still out on that one for me.
I do love down time and relaxing....and come Fall that is NO MORE!
But, I do agree that there is something good about a routine that feels familiar after awhile that I am looking forward to.
Also, I am looking forward to reconnecting with the "girls" over some long awaited coffee time.

Kim said...

Jill, I like direction too ... but I am kind of bossy ;)

As we entire the "youth group" age, I am both excited and anxious about the "vision" that the church has for these kids. My standards are high ... we'll see :)


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Mel said...

Hope you are having a great start of the year...and the preschool management is going well!!